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030: Winter 1990

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035: Summer 1992

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073: April 2005

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2 April 1917 : Captain Robert Alister Field MC

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His parents Jwere oseph (a hat manufacturer and employer) and Frances (née Ross)  He was educated at Rokeby School, Wimbledon and Dulwich College which he attended 1909-1912.  In 1901, age 6, Robert was a home (91 Worples Road, Wimbledon) with this family (parents, two sisters and 11 month old brother).  In 1911, the 16 year old Robert was a…


Robert ‘Bobbie’ Loraine M.C. : Actor-Airman

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The once-renowned Robert ‘Bobbie’ Lorraine is now an obscure figure. Born on 14 January 1876 in New Brighton, Merseyside, he was known in his heyday as the ‘Actor-Airman’. He became a matinee idol before gaining his Royal Aero Club pilot’s certification in 1910 at the age of thirty five. The first man to land an aircraft on the Isle of Wight in …


4 January 1917 : Captain Frederick Courtenay Selous

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He was the son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Selous. Selous was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist. He was the inspiration Sir H. Rider Haggard who wrote books regarding the fictional Allan Quatermain character and was the subject of several movies.  Going out to Africa age 19 he spent twenty years shooting b…


From the Dardanelles to Dunkirk by Peter Hodgkinson and Andrew Rice

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From the Dardanelles to Dunkirk Peter Hodgkinson and Andrew Rice Printed by Amazon, 2022.   299 pp. 19 photos, 8 maps. Bibliography. ISBN 9798405428369. This is an ambitious book which tells the story of six officers, all of the Rice family and spans 65 years (1887-1952) including two World Wars. It sets out to place each officer in the contex…